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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon. Always have been, always will be.

About Me

I am the mother of 7 children and an Army wife. I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, and flexing my creative muscules in general.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are active members of the church. Sometimes, when I tell people I was born in the church, they assume that I am a member because I don't know anything else or because I am blindly following a family tradition. That isn't true. I have learned for myself that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I have studied, prayed, and even explored what other religions teach. I have felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost that this is the right church. I am not saying that other churches are bad. I have learned many wonderful things from friends of other faiths. But in each case I found them lacking in some way. The more I learn about others, the more gratitude I feel for the knowledge I have been blessed with. I can't imagine life any other way.

How I live my faith

I am a leader in the children's program for kids under 12, called Primary. We rotate responsibilities by month, conducting the meeting, teaching a short lesson, and running errands. At first it was really challenging because I had only taught adults but I really enjoy it now. I still feel like I am learning how to teach gospel consepts to such a wide age group. I am amazed at how much the kids know and how easily they understand the principles I am trying to teach them.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a member of the Church can be challenging and lonely at times. We are different and are sometimes vilified by others. On the otherhand, the blessings that come from obedience to the commandments, prayer, scripture study, fellowship with other members, service, etc. are immeasurable. My husband is in the military and we have moved our family several times to strange places, even foreign countries. There is great peace that comes from knowing we have a church family waiting with open arms. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

When our body dies, our spirits live on in the Spirit World. In the Spirit World, missionary work continues so that those who died without knowing about Jesus can have the chance to accept His teachings. I have always thought of death as moving to a place without phones or mail. Our loved ones who have died still know us and love us, we just can't stay in touch for now. But someday we will be reunited and be able to catch up on everything we have missed. What wonderful reunions we will have! Show more Show less